Alex Pursehouse

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Alex Pursehouse
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Personal information
Date of birth (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Worksop Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Tranmere 0 (0)
2011–2013 Kilmarnock 9 (0)
2013 – 2014 Brechin City 12 (0)
2014 Worksop Town 0 (0)
2015 Bradford Park Avenue 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 July 2014.

Alex Pursehouse (born 6 May 1992 in Sheffield) is an English footballer who currently plays for National League North side Bradford Park Avenue, where he plays as a defender.

Playing career[edit]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

He began his career on the youth side of Tranmere Rovers.[1] However he did not make a first team appearance for the Birkenhead club.

Kilmarnock[edit]

Pursehouse left Tranmere Rovers to join Scottish side Kilmarnock. He made his first-team debut for Kilmarnock on 8 May 2011 as a substitute in a 2-0 Scottish Premier League defeat against Celtic.[2] In 2011/12 season on 10 September 2011, Pursehouse made his first start and played 90 minutes at right back as Kilmarnock beat Dunfermline Athletic 3-2. After making his first start for Kilmarnock, Pursehouse said: "My priority is to make sure I'm solid as a defender but the gaffer encourages his full-backs to push on. That's enjoyable as you get the attacking side as well. It's the best of both worlds."

He went on to make a few rare appearances with the Kilmarnock squad under manager Kenny Shiels. In December 2011, Sky Sports reported that the club were set to give Pursehouse a new long-term contract.[3] After 5 months of negotiation, Pursehouse was handed a new three-year deal on 2 April 2012.[4] However, he was absolutely mince and was advised to pursue regular first team football elsewhere before the transfer deadline in February 2013.[5] Pursehouse says playing in Celtic Park was an Amazing atmosphere after being asked " the best ground you have played at".[6]

Brechin City[edit]

After being released by Kilmarnock, Pursehouse joined Brechin City until the end of the season. After making twelve appearance, Pursehouse was among players to be released.[7]

Worksop Town[edit]

After leaving Brechin City, Pursehouse moved back to England to join Worksop Town, club based in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.[8] He later cited in the interview that joining the club to have a "Good opportunity to play first team footbal"[6]

Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C.[edit]

Signed for Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. for free on 11 Feb 2015.

Matlock Town[edit]

Joined Matlock town on 21 June 2016 on a free transfer.[9]

Personal life[edit]

While growing up, Pursehouse supported Sheffield Wednesday.[6] He featured on Channel 4 television show Posh Pawnbrokers (broadcast 8 May 2015), selling two Krugerrands given to him by his great uncle to London Road Pawnbrokers in Sheffield for £1,550.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baz, Allan (9 May 2011). "www.killiefc.com...Player Profile....Alex Pursehouse". Killie FC. 
  2. ^ McDaid, David (9 May 2011). "Kilmarnock 0 - 2 Celtic". BBC News. 
  3. ^ "Killie to deal in starlet". Sky Sports. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Killie deal in full-back". Sky Sports. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Alex Pursehouse leaves the club". kilmarnockfc.co.uk. Kilmarnock F.C. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b c "Player Interview – Alex Pursehouse". Worksop Town Official Website. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Brechin City prepare for new season". Brechin Advertiser. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Final touches to the squadFinal touches to the squad". Worksop Town Official Website. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.matlocktownfc.co.uk/pursehouse-completes-hat-trick-of-signings-in-one-night/
  10. ^ "Posh Pawnbrokers". Channel4.com. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

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